Tottenham transfers: Madrid to wait before making Gareth Bale bid

Tottenham transfers: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club will appoint a new manager before bidding for Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale scored 21 league goals for Tottenham in 2012-13 Photo: Back Page Images

Florentino Perez says Real Madrid will appoint a new manager before lodging a bid for Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale.

Los Blancos parted company with Jose Mourinho at the end of the La Liga season but are yet to earmark the Chelsea manager’s successor at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Bale has been heavily linked with a move to Madrid after scoring an impressive 21 Premier League goals and winning the PFA player and young player of the year awards.

But Madrid president Perez insisted the Spanish giants would appoint a new boss and sit down with Mourinho’s successor before assessing their summer targets.

“Madrid always want the best. Tottenham is a very amicable club, but first we must see who our new coach will be and after that we will begin to arrange our new squad,” Perez told Marca.

“I think the same as if we were to have a tennis team and Rafael Nadal asked me for these millions. For players like this – the investment they generate you and the revenue they produce, you can give everything to try and get them.

“I demonstrated in 2000 that with players like this you can change the dynamic, going from losing to winning.

“Then you have to look carefully at the player involved. We are not going to talk too much about Bale because he plays at a very amicable club and they will be annoyed by too much talk about him I know their chairman well and he doesn’t like things like that.

“But I repeat, we have a long list, but there will be one particular player, of course.”

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